Tuesday COVID-19 Coverage: Parson calls for help from non-working medical professionals
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.
You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases county by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county.
Updates for Tuesday, July 28 will become available below:
9:00 p.m.: Parson calls for health care workers help
The Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team is hiring part-time positions to support COVID-19 testing efforts. Gov. Parson retweeted SEMA and asked for help from medical professionals.
We are calling on available medical professionals not currently part of the workforce to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies. https://t.co/ZOAvoMoMYs— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) July 29, 2020
4 p.m.: 30 additional cases in Boone County
The Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 30 additional cases Tuesday afternoon via Facebook post.
There are now 1,090 cases in Boone County, 176 of which are currently active.
30 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Boone County today, July 28. There have been a total of 1,090 cases recorded, 176...Posted by Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
2 p.m.: Missouri announces new daily record of 1,773 additional cases
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an additional 1,773 cases in the state. There are currently 44,823 confirmed positive patients in Missouri.
Additionally, 12 deaths were reported within the last 24 hours. There have been a total of 1,213 COVID-19 related deaths in the state.